Yanomamo: The Fierce People Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Napoleon Chagnon
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What overcomes Chagnon on the first day in the field?
(a) Scurvy.
(b) Culture shock.
(c) Typhoid.
(d) Dysentery.

2. What type of behavior is shown by the tribe leader to Chagnon?
(a) Anger.
(b) Awkwardness.
(c) Friendliness.
(d) Intimidation.

3. What event was significant to the Yanomamo?
(a) Cutting down the rainforest.
(b) Industrial revolution.
(c) Hurricane.
(d) Gold rush.

4. What is an important part of the tribe's mythology?
(a) Mischief.
(b) Rivalry.
(c) Women.
(d) Sex.

5. What is the buhii?
(a) Soul.
(b) Hut.
(c) Food paste.
(d) Hammock.

Short Answer Questions

1. Women are seldom allowed to use which item?

2. What might have caused the illnesses to the tribes?

3. What is the name for a male spirit?

4. Missionaries are most likely to have which item?

5. Chagnon often has difficulty finding which of the following?

(see the answer key)

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